Emma Noonan Textile Artist and Designer.
Emma Noonan is a Textile Artist, living in the sleepy village of Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Originally from Dublin Emma’s family moved to the Heritage town of Trim Co, Meath when Emma was just 13.
From a very young age Emma always had a keen interest in art and after secondary school she began her college career in BCFE studying for a Higher National Diploma in Fiber Art, from there Emma went to GMIT Galway and studied for her Ordinary Degree in Fine Art & Design for three years. Emma did a fourth year, also in GMIT for her bachelor of Honours in Applied Design in Textiles. She has always been interested in embroidery of all forms from the beginning of her college career and in her last year of college she combined the techniques of freestyle embroidery with batik paper to create large pieces of textile art.

Two pieces from her graduate collection entitled Ornamented, where sold to the OPW in 2011 and are now part of the Irish state Art collection. 
Techniques
Emma‘s work and practice is a combination of a number of traditional textiles techniques. During her college years Emma studied the traditional techniques of textile making which included embroidery, handmade paper with embellishments and batix paper,traditional used for surface design and pattern making.
In her final year of college Emma was looking to nature to create surface textures and pattern, her theme was the natural tattoo found in the reptile world. Using projected images of her photographs Emma was able to create large scale images of surface texture, that she was then able to embellish using a combination of resist techniques combined with painting and drawing using a mixture of mediums such as inks, fabric dye, minor foam (expandex for screen printing) pencils, pens, markers and water based coloring pencils.
Layering these painted images with freestyle embroidery using silk rayon treads and embroidery wire, cutwork and appliqué, Emma was able to create pieces of large delicate paper artwork.
In the years since leaving college Emma has continued using these techniques of freestyle embroidery and batix paper to create her work, continuing to look to nature and the world around her for inspiration.




Butterfflies
Butterfflies

Butterfly in jar
Butterfly in jar

Framed Butterfly
Framed Butterfly

Butterflies
Butterflies

close up section of butterflies on a log
close up section of butterflies on a log

Butterflies
Butterflies
 


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